Gas prices have gone up again, making it hard for people in Las Vegas to pay for gas and making drivers wonder how often they really need to drive.
“If conditions deteriorate, I could see myself having to stop.”
Adam Johnston drives for Lyft, but the recent rise in gas prices has made it hard for him to drive.
Johnston explained, “I’m taking home 120 or 150, but a significant portion of the bottom line is still deducted.”
He has been driving four times per week, and it costs him more than 50 dollars per day to fill up.
“My greatest concern is that prices will continue to rise and reach $5.50 or $6.”
This has been inching closer to realisation. As 8 News drove around, prices as high as $5.85 per gallon were observed in the vicinity of Durango and Flamingo.
According to Gas Buddies, national gas prices decreased by 17.5 cents per gallon. Why aren’t we observing a significant change?
The Western States Petroleum Association’s Kara Green has an explanation.
“The majority of Nevada’s petroleum comes from Utah.” Las Vegas, however, primarily obtains its gasoline from refineries in Los Angeles.
The owner of Sport Court Las Vegas, Miles Reynolds, said that the unpredictability of prices is impacting his projects around the valley.
“We must be far smarter in how we plan and avoid having to return to projects. “We’ve always tried to be efficient, but now it’s time to take it to the next level,” said Reynolds.
His crew spends more than $300 a week on travel to and from project sites.
Gas Buddies reported to 8 News Refinery issues resulting in supply issues have been a major contributor to the fluctuating gas prices. They anticipate this to persist for at least a few additional weeks.